Learn acupressure to support a natural efficient labour
If you are expecting a baby I can teach you and your birthing partner acupressure points and techniques which can be used safely alongside orthodox care to relieve pain and promote a natural and efficient labour.
It is easy! And you can learn how in an hour.
Benefits of Using Acupressure in Labour
• Help the speed and quality of contractions
• Eases pain
• Calms the woman
• Encourages close partner involvement
“We both feel that the acupressure techniques we learnt with you were fantastic tools to have at our disposal throughout labour, facilitating the sort of birth we had been wishing for, and complementing the hypnobirthing breathing . . . . . for me, it really took the edge off contractions and helped me stay calm by knowing that Ollie was with me every step of the way and in tune with the rhythms of my labour.”
See and hear parents and healthcare professionals talking about their experience of using acupressure in labour here>
DIY Pain Relief in Labour
This acupressure point four finger widths above the ankle bone connects to the uterus and helps with the quality and strength of contractions.
Acupressure points are easy to find and simple to use. No massage skills are required just simple pressure.
This acupressure point on the sole of the foot is calming and is useful when there is fear and anxiety during labour.
This point on the hand relives pain and helps energy to descend
You can down load a free booklet outlining the acupuncture points and detailing their use in labour here>
Acupressure is not a substitute for medical intervention but if used in the early stages of labour it may mean there is no need to progress to medical pain relief. You can find a summery of research into the impact of acupressure on onset and duration of labour, and pain relief here>